Reports emerge that we could see netbooks incorporating Intel’s Atom N280 processor around the second or third quarter, something netbook fans will no doubt be happy to hear.
Several netbook manufacturers are planning to release 10 inch ultra mobile notbooks based around the new single core Atom including Asus, Acer and Gigabyte. The news comes after a busy netbook weekend at CES, where the industry saw a few netbooks launch with slightly more interesting specs than the norm.
The first was Dell’s Mini 10, a netbook the company is slotting in between it’s Mini 9 and 12 models. The 10 comes with a 720p display and an integrated TV tuner. The other was Sony’s not-a-netbook netbook, the P Series Lifestyle PC, which comes with a 1.6 GHz processor and an 8-inch 1600 x 768 ultra wide display. While it’s not likely to be in the same price range, pretty much everyone has it pegged as a netbook. There was also the MSI Hybrid, which uses both an SSD and a HDD for storage.
the 280 is the successor of the mini notebook Atom 230 processor,and is most likely supported by a better chipset.
I'd love to see benchmarks between Atom 230/280/330 and the via cpu powered Ion platform.
Intel Atom N270 Pine Trail-M (N280)
CPU Intel Atom N270 Pineview-M
Chipset 945GSE+ICH7M Tiger Point-M
CPU + Chipset 3 Chips 2 Chips
Footprint 2174mm2 773mm2
PCB Layer 6 Layers 4/6 Layers
Memory Speed DDR2-533 DDR2-667
IGP GMA950 GMA950
IPG Clock 133MHz 200MHz
Avg Power 2.5W 2.0W
TDP 8.0W 7.0W
Cooling Fan Fanless
Same crappy GMA950 with a bit higher clock.
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